The answer is when it's in Theresa May's manifesto. Her manifesto (and it is hers) says that there will be a £4bn increase in education spending over the life of the Parliament. Allowing for inflation it is a marginal increase in spending - providing inflation stays where it is . However, it's not just about … Continue reading When is a rise in education spending a cut?
In 2015 the Conservative manifesto said 'We will protect our nation We will continue to keep our Armed Forces strong so they can continue to keep you safe. We will maintain the size of the regular armed services and not reduce the army to below 82,000' According to the December 2016 MOD figures the Full … Continue reading Strong and Stable? Or just broken promises?
Margaret Thatcher was known as the 'milk snatcher' when she removed free school milk when she was Education Secretary. Now 'lunch snatcher' Theresa May is removing free school meals from primary schools. This was a LibDem policy from the coalition. Research had shown that only 1% of packed lunches were classed as 'healthy' compared to … Continue reading ‘Lunch snatcher’ replaces ‘milk snatcher’
In her Conference speech, Theresa May said that 'the state exists to provide what individual people, communities and markets cannot and we should employ the power of government for the good of the people.' One thing that markets don't do is insure you against needing care in your old age. If you have savings of … Continue reading Need care in old age? Theresa will take your house!
Most people think that paper cups are recycled but, because of the coating process, in fact only 1 in 400 are recycled. They go into landfill. Costa has introduced a recycling scheme but it's a drop in the ocean. All over the UK places like McDonald's, Subway and KFC routinely give out a paper cup … Continue reading Only 1 in 400 paper cups recycled
You may be disappointed with our results in the NYCC elections but I'm not. I was hoping to average 150 -175 votes per Division and we easily beat that. We are fighting back from the punishment for being in the coalition and that will take time. In 2013 I was the only candidate in the … Continue reading Richmondshire results
The Tories revealed their new poster - and finally admitted the truth about Brexit Minister, David Davis! Hell for your family. Debt and taxes!
You may have heard controversy about the 'Rape Clause' but not know what it is. From April 6th the Tories only allow Child Tax Credit for the first 2 children. A third child born after this date would only be eligible for Child Tax Credit if the child was the result of a 'non-consensual act' … Continue reading What is the ‘Rape Clause’?
Theresa May has announced that she's going to be a 'bloody difficult woman' in the EU negotiations. 300 disabled people a week have no problem in believing that she can be just that. They are the people who are having to go to court to fight to keep disability payments. According to the Victoria Derbyshire programme … Continue reading Theresa May says she’s going to be a ‘bloody difficult woman’
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